Koh Bon Liveaboard Diving

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

from US$ 185 / day
9.2 "Superb"

ThailandUSD1,030 from

Explore the Similan Islands aboard the MV Hallelujah liveaboard. She is one of the most comfortable & largest dive liveaboards cruising the Andaman Sea from November - April. She has 13 en-suite cabins to cater to 25 guests

    Hallelujah
    The Junk

    The Junk

    from US$ 136 / day
    9.1 "Superb"

    ThailandUSD273 from

    The Junk underwent a renovation transform it into a 33m authentic sailing vessel to explore the best dive sites of the Thai Andaman Sea from November-April. She has 6 AC cabins with en-suite bathrooms

      The Junk
      Miss Moon

      Miss Moon

      from US$ 147 / day
      8.6 "Fabulous"

      Thailand and MyanmarUSD1,030 from

      The spacious & comfortable Miss Moon offers diving & snorkeling from November - April to the best dive sites in Thailand & Burma. She delivers personal service only catering to a maximum of 10 guests

      Miss Moon

      What To Expect On A Koh Bon Liveaboard

      Liveaboards to Koh Bon take divers to this remote uninhabited limestone island in the shape of a horse shoe to the north of Similan Island no.9. As with Koh Tachai it is within speedboat distance of Khao Lak but unlike it, there are no beaches here so water entry is strictly from the boat only. This isolated island in the middle of the Andaman Sea is covered with forests and plants and poorly sheltered from the elements in bad weather. Koh Bon Ridge and Koh Bon Pinnacle are considered two of the best dive sites in Thailand. Marine life here is abundant and there is a manta ray cleaning station so high probability of seeing these majestic creatures. Not as popular a dive site as its surrounding partners in the Andaman Sea, it means this site can be a wonderfully quiet one to dive, a refreshing change in the busy season of April - May. Koh Bon offers a beautiful selection of marine life and diven responsibly is a great destination on your liveaboard journey.

      What You Can See

      The underwater terrain of Koh Bon Ridge, on the southwestern corner starts with a ridge that drops off to depths of up to 45m. A significant vertical drop, the wall here is covered in zig zag clams, anemones and soft corals, notice their variation and changing spectrum of colours the deeper you go. The wall is worth investigating closely for critters and makes a good first deep dive. Its bay is quite sheltered and with minimal current provides a good spot for night dives also. The western side of the ridge is covered in strikingly beautiful coral formations and seafans of different shapes and sizes and slopes down gently. These coral formations provide shelter for a varied marine life. On your liveaboard dive cruise it is common to see resting Leopard Sharks or nurse sharks on the sandy bottom as well as the common morays, triggerfish, lionfish and sweetlips. The banded sea snake, octopus, batfish and mantis shrimp, pipefish and the rare frogfish are exciting additions to these waters, albeit what all divers aim to witness is the gentle gliding of the Manta Ray, here to feed and be cleaned. A dive can sometimes just involve hanging around in one spot while these curious black and white majestic beings circle and hover over you, enjoying your bubbles, demonstrating the perfect buoyancy and then showing off their acrobatic skills.

      Koh Bon Pinnacle, to the west, is more exposed, suitable for the experienced diver and suggested only in good conditions. With depths of 18-40m, the pinnacles jet out to around 25m high. With a mountainous look and feel, this small site is definitely far from boring. The reef's sloping wall is covered in yellow soft coral, hiding decorator crabs, moray eels and their cleaner shrimps and shrimp-gobies peering out of the holes. Look into the blue for passing eagle rays, black tip reef sharks or manta rays. The currents can be strong here and may attract Manta Rays as well.

      Getting There

      The best way to get to Koh Bon is on a Thailand liveaboard trip to the Surin Islands, which will depart from either Phuket or Khao Lak. Further from Phuket than from Khao Lak, (200 km north of Phuket and 80 km northwest of Khao Lak), it is worth checking what port you prefer to depart from. Khao Lak is about 100km north of Phuket and can be reached overland. Please check your itinerary before purchasing flight tickets. There are international flights into Phuket and / or domestic flights from Bangkok to Phuket. As part of the Similan Islands, the area is closed between the months of May to October.

      Koh Bon Diving Reviews

      9.0
      Superb (out of 10) 10
      Average score from 11 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through Liveaboard.com and joined the Liveaboard can write a review.
      New Zealand
      10.0
      Exceptional

      Lovely easy divesite with heaps of diversity

      Diving Koh Bon in March on the Similan Explorer
      Austria
      7.6
      Good

      Fish swarms. Though a little bit worse visibility than the days before, great dive.

      Diving Koh Bon in March on the Dolphin Queen
      Canada
      6.8
      Review score

      very good in March

      Diving Koh Bon in March on the Similan Explorer
      Germany
      10.0
      Exceptional

      Sunset dive war ein spannendes Erlebnis, jagende Fische, Moränen und Schlangen.

      Diving Koh Bon in February on the Similan Explorer
      South Korea
      9.6
      Exceptional

      Clear view, amazing big size of aquatic life

      Diving Koh Bon in February on the The Junk
      Chile
      8.8
      Fabulous

      Best noght dive was in koh bon

      Diving Koh Bon in February on the Similan Explorer
      France
      10.0
      Exceptional

      Excellent! 1 dive at Koh Bon

      Diving Koh Bon in February on the The Junk
      Brazil
      8.0
      Very good

      Very good. Good visivility. In the last dive there most of the divers saw a manta ray.

      Diving Koh Bon in February on the Hallelujah Liveaboard
      France
      8.8
      Fabulous

      Nice, there we saw the Manta ray!

      Diving Koh Bon in February on the Dolphin Queen
      United Kingdom
      10.0
      Exceptional

      Good, stay at the top of the pinical it's stunning

      Diving Koh Bon in January on the Similan Explorer
      United States
      9.6
      Exceptional

      Amazing, could see so many fish and awesome coral.

      Diving Koh Bon in December on the Dolphin Queen
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